Hi everyone - I could have sworn I had some posts on this site a few years back, but I moved and got busy with other stuff for a while, bla bla bla... anyway, I can't seem to find my username, so I will (re)introduce myself. Born in Georgia, raised in North Carolina, spent time in Texas, and now living in Los Angeles, CA. Monrovia, to be exact, just east of Pasadena. I am relatively new to smoking meat... used to roast whole hogs with direct charcoal back in NC and picked up the smoking bug in San Antonio. I have a super-cheap smoker that I bought of craigslist for $50, and I painted it chevy engine block orange. Works out okay, but I am planning some unique (I think) new mods to it, which I would love everyone's input on, of course. And then of course, maybe someday... someday... a sweet trailer-mounted beast. Looking forward to it. great folks on this board. Attached some photos too.